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Recognizing and remembering all our heroes

Posted November, 2022 by: David Knapp

November 11. It’s coming up on Friday. Do you know what it’s all about? Do you know who we honor every year on that date? I’m guessing most of you do, but I’m going to give you some background anyway. November 11 isn’t just another day off from work, if indeed you have the day off. It’s Veterans Day in the U.S. and Remembrance Day… Continue Reading…

The UCT Heaston Scholarship Program grants awards!

Posted June, 2022 by: David Knapp

UCT has been helping students with college expenses for well over 60 years. It’s something we’re dedicated to. Last year, we awarded more than $61,000 in scholarships to students across the U.S. and Canada through our three scholarship programs: the UCT Heaston Scholarship, which is open to all students; the UCT Scholarship Program for students studying special education; and the Ann Marshall… Continue Reading…

Students are awarded Ann Marshall Scholarship Program scholarships

Posted May, 2022 by: David Knapp

Created to award scholarships to members and the children and grandchildren of members, the Ann Marshall Scholarship Program just granted $700 scholarships each to 26 students from across the U.S. and Canada for a total of $18,200. Now in its second year, the program is designed to be self-sufficient, and these scholarships are possible thanks to donations from individuals, UCT local and… Continue Reading…

UCT’s 2022 convention service project focuses on Dodge Community Center

Posted April, 2022 by: David Knapp

In our pre-COVID days when UCT conventions were still being held in person, we selected a specific cause or charity in the city where the convention was being held and asked our members to donate to its programs. Obviously, we have had to suspend this practice for the past several years, but we will resume it this year by asking for support… Continue Reading…

New UCT Member Hub now available!

Posted March, 2022 by: David Knapp

We just launched our new Member Hub portal that brings together in one place all member and SIS (Secretary Inquiry System) information. This combined website replaces the old, individual member and SIS portals and is designed to be easier and more convenient to use. We love our members, and we want to keep life as simple – and as up to date… Continue Reading…

UCT celebrates women’s achievements

Posted March, 2022 by: David Knapp

In case you haven’t heard, today is International Women’s Day, a global holiday commemorating women’s many accomplishments. March is also Women’s History Month in the U.S., 31 days dedicated to reflecting on the often-overlooked contributions of women throughout history. While it might seem odd for a fraternal organization to talk about praising the accomplishments of women, it’s really not. Regardless of how… Continue Reading…

Ways to honor service members on November 11

Posted October, 2021 by: David Knapp

November 11 is a special day for UCT President Dianna Wolfe. Her husband, Richard, is a Vietnam veteran, which gives the day personal meaning to her. She was raised in a home that valued family, tradition, and the sacrifices made by service members throughout the generations, values that still mean a great deal to her today. And her daughter Deb was born… Continue Reading…

The Bridges of Friendship Award is coming!

Posted September, 2021 by: David Knapp

UCT’s local councils have been giving back to their communities by supporting and working with worthy causes and organizations within them for well over 100 years. Through these partnerships, councils assist individuals on multiple levels and across a wide range of need, including helping people with intellectual disabilities and mental health issues, seniors, homeless individuals, underprivileged children and families, and veterans, among… Continue Reading…

How you can make 9/11 a day of service

Posted September, 2021 by: David Knapp

Saturday, September 11 is 9/11 Day, Patriot Day in the U.S., a National Day of Service & Remembrance. Especially on this 20th anniversary, it’s a great opportunity to help others in remembrance of those killed and injured on September 11, 2001, and in appreciation of the first responders and the countless others who rose up in service as a response to the attacks as… Continue Reading…

The UCT Scholarship Program – helping students since 1960

Posted August, 2021 by: David Knapp

UCT has been awarding scholarships through the UCT Scholarship Program to students and teachers seeking degrees or certification in special education since 1960. Now funded by UCT Charities, this program grants around $18,500 each year to students and teachers in the U.S. and Canada to help with their pursuits. Applicants must meet specific guidelines, and an amount up to, but not to exceed,… Continue Reading…

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